November 21, 2017

Gordon Hayward Injured -

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Mrs. Tribuzi, Dance Teacher Extraordinaire -

Monday, October 30, 2017

theSkimm: The Millennial Generation of News -

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cross Country Runs into the 2017 Season -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Should You Attend the Women’s Marches? -

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bearcats Blown Away by Chalk Fest -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The New Tardy Policy Pilot Is Over -

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SMHS Chalk Fest is an Instant Successes -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chalk Fest is Shaping Up Well This Year -

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Boys Volleyball Season Comes to a Close -

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bearcat Chefs Compete in Nacho Contest -

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Bearcat Invitational Track Meet a Huge Success -

Monday, May 8, 2017

Concert Band Prepares for Spring Concert -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Students: “Beware the Banality of a Busy Life” -

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Roger Federer Proves he is the GOAT -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Coach John Tells Us About Boys Tennis -

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Olaiha Fonua and His Friend Perform at Green Week -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Eureka, We Built It! -

Thursday, April 20, 2017

International Week Celebrates Diversity -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

International Week Shines -

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Logan Poignantly Closes the Wolverine Saga


“Logan” (2017) is the tenth installment in the X-men series, and the third and final Wolverine movie directed by James Mangold, and written by James Mangold, Scott Frank and Michael Green. Mangold also directed a previous Wolverine movie, “The Wolverine” (2013). The movie features Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine, Patrick Stewart as Professor X and Dafne Keen as Laura.

In a dystopian future, a Wolverine (Logan) whose regenerative powers are dwindling cares for a weak Professor X in a hideout near the Mexican-American border. He surrenders himself to alcoholism and works as a chauffeur to get by. One day, he is tasked with delivering a young mutants with powers similar to himself to the Canadian border, but unbeknownst to him, she is being pursued by dark forces

The movie arrived in theaters on March 3, 2017, releasing on 1,068 screens. As of March 5, “Logan” has grossed $88.3 million in the United States and Canada, and $152.5 million in other territories for a worldwide gross of $237.8 million, against a production budget of $97 million. “Logan” is the biggest release of 2017 and the fifth biggest release by Fox.

“Logan” earned a 93% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a score of 8.7/10 on IMDb and a rating of 4/5 stars by Empire. The movie is “the best Wolverine movie yet: grown-up, ballsy, character-driven and grounded. It feels right that it should be the last one, but it also feels a bit of a shame,” wrote Dan Jolin from Empire.

“Logan” is largely a standalone, character-driven story that contains many references to the X-Men film universe, making it a great movie for longtime fans of the series, but it still welcomes newcomers or those unfamiliar with X-Men mythology at the same time. The movie is deeply emotional yet gruesomely violent, exploring  “Logan’s animalistic killer instinct and his struggle to just be a good, decent human being is explored in depth and at length,” said Jolin. “Logan” sends off the Wolverine series on a dramatic high note.

I certainly recommend “Logan” to longtime fans and newcomers of the X-men series alike. It’s a film for everyone because “this entry in the X-Men series is amazingly moving and grown-up, elevating the superhero genre to new heights,” said Jeffrey Anderson, a writer for Common Sense Media.

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